When you run your forced-air heating and air conditioning system, a filter works to eliminate many of the contaminant in the air you breathe. A fan sucks in air from the home for heating or cooling, and the filter traps many of the most harmful contaminants which would otherwise circulate through your home. Unfortunately, not all of the most dangerous pollutants in your home are eliminated. Most filters cannot remove smaller particles and microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses. These may move back out through the vents, or they can gather in the ducts.
Professional duct cleaning involves the use of specialized equipment which is difficult for the average homeowner to access. When you schedule service with an expert, you can expect a thorough inspection and only the safest and most complete methods of duct contaminant removal. Here’s how removing dust, debris, bacteria, and mold from your ducts can benefit you.
- Improved Air Quality – Of course, the most obvious benefit of cleaning the ducts is the effect on the air you breathe. But you may be surprised to learn just how many contaminants are actually in the average duct system. Ducts are home to mold spores, pollen, pet dander, dust mites, and bacteria which can lead to illness, aggravate allergies, and cause particular harm for those with compromised immune systems.
- Better HVAC Performance – Larger debris and thick layers of dust in ductwork can actually interfere with your HVAC system. The extra friction in the ducts means it takes longer for your home to reach the desired temperature. This uses up more energy and can wear down the blower motor and other important components.
- Duct Inspection – A quality duct cleaning professional will also take the time to make sure that the ducts are free of leaks and cracks which allow dirt and moisture to enter. Leaky ducts cost homeowners a lot of extra money in energy costs over the course of a year, so prompt duct repair is important for both efficiency and air quality.
Call Advantage Airtech today for duct cleaning, duct repair, and quality heating and air conditioning services in Toronto from professionals you can trust.